Outsiders on the Inside: Focus Group Research with Elite Youth Footballers

Chris Platts, Andy Smith

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Abstract

In this chapter, we draw upon our experiences of conducting focus groups to examine: (i) how we negotiated access to our sample of clubs and players; (ii) how we elicited data from focus group participants, with a particular emphasis on encouraging them to share and compare experience as part of our concern with studying the co-construction of meaning; (iii) the implications of focus groups for players; and (iii) some of the disciplinary advantages conferred by focus groups held with players in the workplace.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA new era in focus group research
EditorsRose Barbour, David Morgan
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgraveMacmillan
Pages17-34
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-58614-8
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2017

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    Platts, C., & Smith, A. (2017). Outsiders on the Inside: Focus Group Research with Elite Youth Footballers. In R. Barbour, & D. Morgan (Eds.), A new era in focus group research (pp. 17-34). PalgraveMacmillan. http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137586131